Instagram now ALERTS people when YOU take a screenshot, just like SnapChat

Instagram now ALERTS people when YOU take a screenshot, just like SnapChat

Recently this is in the news that Instagram is testing a new feature that sends notification to the users when someone takes a screenshot of their posted stories.

It seems that users will get a free pass on the first time, where they will be prompted by a popup that lets them know that the "next time" they take a screenshot or even a screen recording of a Story, that person will know that they've done it.

Instagram has now added the functionality to the ephemeral part of its own social network, Stories. Thank you, Instagram for the warning.

Also, we have known that some of the Instagram users have been taking screenshots of the Stories posted by others and publishing or sharing it with other so that they can watch it anytime. To be exactly clear, the owners of the original posts would not be getting some specific alert when someone takes a screenshot of their story, however, it would only show up in their list of story viewers.

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Following Snapchat's lead, Instagram may also notify users when someone takes a screenshot of their Stories. This will help identify the one who published a story to correctly identify the person who took a screenshot.

One of Snapchat's trademark features has always been the fact that it notifies the sender of an image if the recipient has taken a screenshot of your image.

The company is performing this new test that's more likely meant to check if the new feature has any perceptible effects on user engagement, before resolving whether or not Instagram will be rolling out it to all the users.

Notably, Instagram introduced a similar screenshot feature back in 2016 that provided notification when someone took a screenshot of a private direct message.

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